Poetry

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ART & CULTURE

 |  The Castaways  |   Long-form

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Poetry, Full Disclosure, Manohar Shetty

Manohar Shetty on why writing poems is a way to say you're not alone in this world

'Full Disclosure', an anthology of old and new poems, is published by Speaking Tiger.

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form
Nazism, Available Light, Poetry, CP Surendran

Ranjit Hoskote on why poet CP Surendran is 'a suture for a sacred wound'

[Book extract] He bears witness to derelict polyphonies of affect, animates them into a condition of sayability, steering them towards what must be written.

ART & CULTURE

 |  1-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form
India, Brazil, Literature, Cecilia Meireles

In memory of Cecilia Meireles - the poet who came to India and fell in love with it

'When my love for India reached a peak, strange things happened to me... It was ecstasy.'

VOICES

 |  The Castaways  |   Long-form

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  5-minute read
Poetry, Marital abuse, Meena Kandasamy

Meena Kandasamy's novel is about abuse in marriages Indians don't speak of

Read it as an extended poem in prose, a feminist anthem, as an experiment with life. But do read it.

LIFE

 |  3-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Poetry, Derek Walcott, CAPITALS

My connection with poet Derek Walcott

His poems have become a part of the poetic conscience of humanity.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Book Extract, Poetry, Australia

Prize-winning author Ali Cobby Eckermann on her life as a squatter

[Book extract] I was given my own room. It didn’t have any glass in the window, but at least I could lock the door.